Balehi M a r i n e Delivers Two O f f s h o r e Crewboats

The E.B.B. Company of Golden Meadow, La., recently took delivery of the crewboats Lady June and Lady Blackie from Balehi Marine, Inc., Lacombe, La. These 86-foot vessels, powered by Detroit Diesel engines, are two in a series of four servicing the Louisiana


a c k u p S a b i n e V A r r i v es A b o a r d D a n Lifter

Houston Offshore International, Inc.'s Sabine V drilling rig prepares to float off of the Dan Lifter in Cameron, La. ship channel after returning to Gulf waters recently from Singapore. The rig was built in Betblehem Steel's shipyards there and

Bethlehem Beaumont Shipyard To Build Offshore Rig For Houston Offshore International

Houston Offshore International, Inc. has ordered construction of an offshore oil drilling rig from Bethlehem Steel Corporation's Beaumont, Texas shipyard. Announcement of the contract was made by Jerry E. Chiles, president of Houston Offshore, and Barry Long,

H o u s t o n S y s t e m s C o m p l e t es C u s t o m W o r k O n 4 N e w Rigs

Houston Systems Manufacturing Company, Houston, Texas, has completed the fabrication and rig-up of a workover/drilling platform rig for the Hercules Offshore Drilling Company, two trailerized desert rigs for USS Oilwell Supply and one mobile workover rig for Cooper Manufacturing Company.

William O'Malley Named Executive VP At Sonat

William C. O'Malley has been elected executive vice president of Sonat Inc., effective immediately. Ronald L. Kuehn Jr., Sonat's chairman, president and chief executive officer, said Mr. O'Malley would have corporate-level responsibility for three of the company's oil services businesses,

Phoenix Management Rig To Be Built By Bethlehem Sparrows Point

Phoenix Management Corporation of Houston has awarded B e t h l e h em Steel Corporation's shipyard at Sparrows Point, Md., a contract for construction of a mobile offshore oil drilling rig. Announcement of the contract was made by William R. Hargrove,

Spain Chosen As Partner Country of SMM 2000

The Instituto Espanol de Comercio Exterior, ICEX, (Spanish Export Institute) will bring together more than 50 companies in the Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology International Exhibition (SMM Hamburg), in the biggest ever Spanish representation in a tradefair of the marine sector.

New & Notable

Bollinger Delivers Seacor Eagle Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., delivered Seacor Eagle, the first of two 145 x 36 x 10-ft. (44.1 x 10.9 x 3 m) supply/utility vessels for Seacor Marine, Inc., Houston, Tex. Seacor Hawk, a nearly identical sister ship,

Reading & Bates Orders Two Jackup Drilling Rigs At Cost Of $80 Million

Far East-Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd. (FELS) has announced the signing of contracts to build two jackup rigs for Reading and Bates Exploration Co. (R&B). Costing approximately $80 million in total, the jackups will be of Friede & Goldman L-780

Etheridge, Mangum And Brightwell Join SOFEC In Houston Office

SOFEC, Inc., a Vickers Marine Engineering Division company, has announced the addition to its Houston engineering staff of Charles Etheridge as engineering manager, and Charles Mangum as chief engineer. Mr. Etheridge was previously manager of projects,

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